‘Jersey No. 10’ to retire from Indian National Cricket team!
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Doesa jersey also retire from national cricket? Yes, says the BCCI – Board of Cricket Control in India. After Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket, people hardly saw anyone wearing the ‘Jersey No. 10’ while playing for India.
The BCCI representatives unofficially stated that ‘Everyone knows that Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket used to wear the Jersey No.10 whenever he used to come onto the field. Records created by Sachin are greatly cherished by his fans. In honour of the legendary batsman, the Jersey No.10 will not be available for anyone hereafter in International Cricket matches.’ It is learned that BCCI has taken this decision to keep the governing body from controversies and criticism.
Indian fast bowler, Shardul Thakur created controversy after he came onto the field with Jersey No.10. Both the player and the BCCI were criticized. The bowler defended his actions by stating that, 10 is a combination of the sum of his birthday [16/10/1991 = 28 (1+6+1+0+1+9+9+1) = 10 (2+8)].
This is the not the first time in sports history that ‘Jerseys’ have retired. Jersey No. 4 & 3 have been taken out by Inter Milan and AC Milan football clubs after football legends Javier Zanetti and Paolo Maldini retired from their respective football clubs.